fightersweep Posted February 3, 2021 Share Posted February 3, 2021 Ok! I'm going to try for one more kit in this GB and attempt to hit build # 11. I wanted to get a kit into the hat that hasn't made an appearance so far, and prompted by @JeroenS, the choice is the Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair, number 275 in the Heller catalogue and first released in 1979 (great year!). This is a kit that I've had kicking around for a few years which I think was a freebie thrown into a lot I bought online, and it's high time it got some well deserved love. Here's the box! This is easily in my top five favourite box top artworks from Heller. Very atmospheric and I'm loving the "down and dirty" Corsair about to touch down. The box top is in good shape too, but that is a bit misleading, as the contents are a bit of a shambles. So what have we got? Well, there's no instructions and a set of water damaged decals but the plastic is all there. Phew! I don't think the lack of instructions will be a problem as I've built enough F4Us in my time. As for the decals, I've sent a CQD to Mr Hannant. [ All looks ok in the box, but I'm not sure about the separate wing sections. I understand it makes the kit a bit of a bear to build. I think I'm going to try and throw some aftermarket goodies at this one, so I have some new wheels, cockpit bits, engine and decals on order from Hannants too. As for the colours? I love those tri-colour Corsair schemes, but I'm going to go with an overall Gloss Sea Blue scheme to speed things up a bit, probably a USS Bunker Hill example as I like those a lot. I know everyone does those, but they do look cool. I have no idea if I will get this done in time as the Hellcat and Heinkel still need done, but I'll give it my best shot. Steve Edit. On the topic of markings, I'm guessing this kit actually represents a -1A Corsair as opposed to a -1D. I'm not sure if the Bunker Hill Corsairs were -1Ds or -1As, so a bit of reading up will be needed.I have a feeling they were -1Ds though. 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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